Monday, January 9, 2012

A trip down memory lane...

For some reason, we don't really "spring clean" at our house... We clean and get rid of things after Christmas...maybe it's our antidote to the craziness of the holidays with four kids. Anyway, the other day I took a couple of bags of books to our local library to donate them to the "Friends of the Library". While there, I spotted a copy of Muppet Magazine from 1982, featuring Ricky Schroeder on the cover. Flipping through the pages instantly took me back a few decades. The trip down memory lane was well worth the dollar I spent. (It was also entertaining listening to my kids read through the magazine--especially when they got to the Monchichi advertisement... "It's a monkey. It's a baby. Monchichi? Oh, mom...")

Driving home, I got to thinking... "I wonder if I can figure out who made that dollhouse I had when I was about 5." After a little bit of internet sleuthing, I found this--the Fisher Price Dollhouse #250. This was my first dollhouse and I'm tickled to find out that some of the furniture is available for sale on Etsy and on eBay, and the cost isn't terribly exorbitant. I even found a house just like mine on Etsy, but it had already sold. (Don't tell my husband, but I'm seriously considering acquiring the #250 again.) Here are some pictures of things I've found on eBay:
The bathroom and kitchen fixtures... My fingers still remember the feeling of the plastic and the texture on the shower door. The dollhouse people's clothes were not removable so they took showers with their clothes on...
This is the exact fabric that was on the sofa that I had.
I remember that my grandfather superglued it to the base so it wouldn't come off.
This is the house... It's missing the chimney and maybe the sliding door on the second floor...
I'll hold out for one that has all of its pieces.

Thanks for stopping by and humoring my little trip down memory lane... Have a great day!


  1. Es una casa muy bonita, seguro que le sacas partido.
    besitos ascension

  2. How funny, I still have that shower and kitchen set. I remember the texture on the shower door!
    Glad I found your blog today.